Friday, 10 June 2016

Sleeping Rough Is 'Lifestyle Choice', Council Report Claims

Sleeping rough is now a lifestyle choice for some, according to a Northampton Borough Council report. Leading councillors at the Conservative-led authority are expected tomorrow to approve a new strategy to reduce rough sleeping in the borough. A report to be considered by the authority’s cabinet said: “Northampton now has an established community of people who are choosing to sleep rough as a lifestyle and are resolutely refusing to leave the streets.” It notes people are doing this even though “sleeping rough is very dangerous” and detrimental to health. It also said a “significant proportion” of the rough sleepers are unemployed European migrants. Read more on the IBT website.

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